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February 28th, 2014
COLUMBIA CITY â€” A rural property located on County Road 400 South, received the attention of county officials when a complaint was filed by neighbors for the unpleasant conditions at the home of Thomas Ebetino.
However, after Whitley County Superior Court Judge Doug Fahl mandated the property be cleaned up, an additional investigation was conducted by the state for illegal burning.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Parents are all too familiar with the whining and complaining associated with hungry kids.
But as grocery prices increase and the overall cost of living puts a pinch in parentsâ€™ pockets, quality food is harder to come by for some moms and dads.
Many students take part in school feeding programs, such as breakfast and lunch served during the school day.
However, when school breaks on Friday afternoons, how do children keep their stomachs full until Monday morning?
COLUMBIA CITY â€” As technology is becoming more and more prominent in the world, school officials are questioning how that technology will fit into the classroom.
Some school districts have moved into the world of technology through 1:1 programs â€” each student receives a device.
Whitko Community School Corporation successfully began its 1:1 program this school year, and Smith-Green Community School District is also working to incorporate technology into the classroom, using iPads in the elementary classrooms.
Editorâ€™s note: The following is the third installment of the three-part series on the proposed U.S. 30 bypass
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Teamwork is nothing new for Columbia City and Whitley County leaders.
When Gov. Mike Pence proposed eliminating a business tax without a clear way to replace the revenue, municipalities across Whitley County came together to speak up and be heard.
As state leaders discuss road work and projects throughout Indiana, a bypass from Fort Wayne to Valparaiso is on the agenda.
The Tiger Den from Cub Scout Pack No. 3085, from South Whitley, toured The Post & Mail Thursday night. Pictured are the group of first graders, surrounded by large rolls of paper, used for printing newspapers. From left: Jacob Jones, Braden Weirick, Ethan Gaff and John Morgan.
A pest decimating ash tree populations in northeast Indiana has been the emerald ash borer (EAB).
Will the harsh winter kill this menacing pest? Will Mother Nature finally aid us in wiping out this threat?
As I have said in recent articles, letâ€™s not be quick to assume that a harsh winter means the end of all the insect pests we deal with.
Some mortality has probably occurred in some insect populations, but certainly not in all.
CHURUBUSCO â€” Sixteen Churubusco Elementary School students participated in the Circle the State with Song Festival for Area 2 Feb. 15, at IPFW.
Circle the State With Song is a program sponsored by the Indiana Music Educators Association, which takes place at various venues throughout the state during the month of February.
Students, who are nominated by their music teacher, learn six songs prior to the Festival.
They then spend the day at the festival site rehearsing with students from other schools under the direction of a guest conductor.
Dean Houser (right), martial arts and self-defense instructor, works with Falicitie Browning, a teen from Prairie Heights, on tactics that could protect her in an violent situation. Dressed in protective gear, Steve Zorn, of Personal Safety Unlimited in Warsaw, portrays an attacker for the benefit of a workshop held Saturday.
Participants in the 2014 Churubusco Cheerleading Camp recently had a chance to show their accomplishments to the community. The campers joined the Churubusco High Schoolâ€™s cheerleading squad in a performance at halftime of the recent boys basketball game between Churubusco and Fairfield. The campers had just one practice to prepare for the performance.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” It seems as though every week another Fort Wayne restaurant is being closed by the health department, whether it be from cockroaches, rodents or reports of illness.
According to Whitley County Environmental Health Food Specialist Mary Ann McClusky, there havenâ€™t been near as many issues locally as other areas have reported.
Wednesday, Duffâ€™s Bar in Columbia City was closed by the Health Department, in need of extra cleaning.